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CBS
Sep 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
: at the hispanic chamber of commerce in los angeles, romney talks jobs and the economy and said hispanics have been especially hard hit by the president's policies. >> over two million more hispanics are living in poverty today than the day president obama took office. >> reporter: romney offered new no new specific proposals but told the hispanic group he would turn things around. >> many hispanics have sacrificed greatly to help build our country and economy and to leave for their children a brighter future. today those sacrifices are being put at risk by a president who can't stop spending. >> reporter: the latest poll shows president obama with a commanding lead among hispanics, 64% to romney's 27%. that's about the same margin the president enjoyed four years ago over john mccain. for romney to win key swing states like colorado and nevada, campaign advisors say they have to get a larger share of the hispanic vote. but romney will leave california and head east without a campaign stop in either state. instead, he will spend tomorrow fund-raising in utah and texas, two state
CBS
Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
second quarter was an anemic 1.7%, but today, the commerce department put out a new estimate showing us it was even less than that, just 1.3%. and this is what caught our attention in the report-- the government said half of the downward revision can be blamed on the drought. it's destroying crops, including the corn in this field le roy, illinois. and on the land clayton arnold has been farming in walker, missouri, for 40 years. a new report today on the drought says it continues to get 5%rse. it now covers 65.5% of the lower 21.5and in 21.5% of that area, the area you see in red, the drought is extreme or exceptional. so we asked anthony mason to dig further into the impact the rtought is having on our economy. t reporter: 90 miles southwest of dallas, in aquilla, texas, the drought has cut back ronnie gerik's cotton crop severely this year. f> it impacted not just myself but all the ag industry. >> reporter: in fact, the government now says the drought is slowing the entire economy, costing the country $12 billion in the spring. >> farmers don't have money to spend. they're not going
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